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Water Wednesday Recap – Make Your Backyard a Wet Oasis for Wildlife

As our state continues to grow, wildlife is experiencing habitat loss due to development. In Florida, urban areas are a dominant feature in the landscape, and many of these urban areas are situated near natural wildlife preserves. What… Read More

Disaster Preparation: Protecting Your Home

As we see hurricane Laura’s effects in the news, it’s crucial to remain alert and prepare as hurricane season remains active and typically peaks in September. In fact, the National Weather Service recently revised its predictions for the… Read More

Chinch Bug Monitoring

If you enjoy a dense green St. Augustinegrass lawn, then you absolutely hate chinch bugs. They are the biggest pest of St. Augstinegrass lawns! Chinch bugs are very small insects that live in your turf that have a… Read More

Seed Saving Basics

Pepper seed saving

Seed Saving 101 If you plan to start saving seeds, it’s best to choose open-pollinated (heirloom vegetable) varieties so the new plant will have characteristics similar to the parent plant. It is not recommended to save seeds from… Read More

Water Wednesday Recap – Water Gone Virtual

Do you know how much water you use on a daily basis? Have you heard of virtual water? Did you know that water is used to create nearly every product out there, including our food? Last Water Wednesday,… Read More

New Vegetable Gardener — Square Foot Gardening

cucumber, tomatoes, peppers, green onions

You want to have a vegetable garden but the back yard is too small or there is no back yard and very limited space elsewhere in the landscape. What can you do? Maybe consider installing a Square Foot… Read More

Did You Know That Orange County Has The 3rd Largest Horticulture Industry In Florida?

fern greenhouse

An economic study done in 2015 by the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Food and Resource Economics Dept. determined that the central Florida area producers, combined with landscape firms and retail garden centers,… Read More